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2013 2013 2013 <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>By all accounts&nbsp;</b></span><b style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ed Miliband's plan to forge a new relationship between the Labour Party and the trade unions has hit a few bumps in the road.</b><br /><b style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></b><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The implications of the new 'opting in' arrangements - which would mean that affiliated union members become full Labour Party members - is a weakening of union power and a decisive &nbsp;move in favour of One Member One Vote (OMOV).</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>So, goodbye to Labour's crazy electoral college (which gives union activists one third of the votes in leadership elections) - farewell to the union&nbsp;reserved seats on important decision making bodies such as the national executive - and arrivederci&nbsp;to the 50% of votes that the trade unions control at Labour's annual conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br />Except that these changes are all being set aside, for the moment at least, with the aim of placating the bosses of the big three unions - Len McCluskey (Unite), Paul Kenny (GMB) and Dave Prentis (Unison) - who all stand to be made 'redundant' under new democratic arrangements in which ordinary union members speak directly for themselves.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Which explains why the big three unions are working hard behind the scenes to prevent these changes from ever being put in place.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b><br /><br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J0_EJui0h4s/UjBdSbFzDqI/AAAAAAAAAAo/5t7fNKDiwVU/s1600/Brookes_11_450386c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J0_EJui0h4s/UjBdSbFzDqI/AAAAAAAAAAo/5t7fNKDiwVU/s400/Brookes_11_450386c.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Peter Brookes - The Times</span></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>By all accounts&nbsp;</b></span><b style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ed Miliband's plan to forge a new relationship between the Labour Party and the trade unions has hit a few bumps in the road.</b><br /><b style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></b><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The implications of the new 'opting in' arrangements - which would mean that affiliated union members become full Labour Party members - is a weakening of union power and a decisive &nbsp;move in favour of One Member One Vote (OMOV).</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>So, goodbye to Labour's crazy electoral college (which gives union activists one third of the votes in leadership elections) - farewell to the union&nbsp;reserved seats on important decision making bodies such as the national executive - and arrivederci&nbsp;to the 50% of votes that the trade unions control at Labour's annual conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br />Except that these changes are all being set aside, for the moment at least, with the aim of placating the bosses of the big three unions - Len McCluskey (Unite), Paul Kenny (GMB) and Dave Prentis (Unison) - who all stand to be made 'redundant' under new democratic arrangements in which ordinary union members speak directly for themselves.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Which explains why the big three unions are working hard behind the scenes to prevent these changes from ever being put in place.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b><br /><br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J0_EJui0h4s/UjBdSbFzDqI/AAAAAAAAAAo/5t7fNKDiwVU/s1600/Brookes_11_450386c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J0_EJui0h4s/UjBdSbFzDqI/AAAAAAAAAAo/5t7fNKDiwVU/s400/Brookes_11_450386c.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Peter Brookes - The Times</span></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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